Wednesday, April 15, 1863
The Twenty-Seventh received orders for eight days of rations in preparation for an advance. The men were inspected every day for the next eight days to ensure that they were prepared to move. Along with these orders the Twenty-Seventh Connecticut had been transferred to the Fourth Brigade of the First Division of the Second Corps, under the command of Colonel John R. Brooke of the Fifty-Third Pennsylvania Regiment.1
1Winthrop Dudley Sheldon The "Twenty-Seventh," : A Regimental History (New Haven, Connecticut: Morris and Benham, 1866), 43.